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Ethical Issues in a Pandemic: Social Justice

Ethical Issues in a Pandemic: Social Justice

Host: Maurice Pickard, MD

Guest: Nancy Berlinger, PhD

Dr. Nancy Berlinger, deputy director and research associate at The Hastings Center, an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan bioethics research institute located in Garrison, New York discusses how a pandemic will force the individual to think of him or herself as part of a larger society and the consequences of that shift. Efforts to deal with disparities in health care that already exist must be planned for in the context of public health crises and the concept of social justice may take precedence over individual rights.